On the heels of big plays in Amsterdam and Australia, and still buzzing from the ground-breaking first annual UMBowl in Chicago, pop prog rockers Umphrey's McGee today unveil their complete summer 2010 tour schedule. The band’s summer plans include stops at festivals throughout the country: Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Summerfest, and All Good, among others. Additional tour highlights include a highly anticipated Colorado visit - for a July 3 “Red Rocks & Blue” show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Galactic (w/ Cyril Neville) and The Wailers and an intimate play on the 4th of July at the Gothic Theatre, and an opening stint for Widespread Panic on July 13 at LC Outdoor Amphitheater in Columbus, OH. Umphrey’s McGee’s complete summer tour schedule is included below.The always forward-thinking Umphrey’s McGee recently carved out new terrain in musical interactivity with fans, when they hosted the first annual “UMBowl” - an unprecedented 4-quarter evening-long concert at Lincoln Hall in the group’s hometown of Chicago. For the April 24th event, fans determined the show’s entire set list via real time text messaging and pre-show balloting. Complete with (quite funny) ESPN style videos in between quarters, UMBowl football jersey-styled t-shirts, and “overtime”, the venue roared with the energy of an NFL Playoff game. Each quarter offered a unique approach to fan interaction – such as an acoustic “1st quarter” with songs determined by pre-show balloting, and a wholly improvised 2nd quarter performance driven by real time texting from the fans to the soundboard, where it was reviewed and delivered to the band (and the crowd) by “offensive coordinator/sound caresser” Kevin Browning. A Blogritics.org review hailed UMBowl as “challenging, fan-centric and courageous.” Umphrey’s McGee also recently released their song "1348" on the Rock Band Network. This marks the first time Umphrey’s McGee’s music has been part of any video game, and the progressive-rock influenced music proves to be a great fit. For “1348” Umphrey’s McGee worked with former Harmonix Music Systems employee and current Rock Band Network freelancer Andrew Buch. In addition to “1348”, Buch is helping to prepare several Umphrey’s McGee songs for the program that will be made available soon.Umphrey’s McGee’s complete list of summer tour dates is as follows:Friday, May 28 - Sunday, May 30 Summercamp Chillicothe IL Wednesday, June 2 House of Blues New Orleans LA w/ Brock ButlerThursday, June 3 House of Blues Dallas TX w/ Brock ButlerFriday, June 4 - Saturday, June 5 Wakarusa Festival Ozark AR Thursday, June 10 - Sunday, June 13 Bonnaroo Manchester TN Wednesday, June 30 Summerfest Milwaukee WI Friday, July 2 Nateva Music & Arts Festival - Oxford Fairgrounds Oxford ME Saturday, July 3 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison CO w/ Galactic and The WailersSunday, July 4 Gothic Theatre Englewood CO Wednesday, July 7 Centennial Terrace Sylvania OH Co-headlining w/ moe.Thursday, July 8 Party in the Park Rochester NY w/ CornmealFriday, July 9 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV Saturday, July 10 Forecastle Festival Louisville KY Sunday, July 11 Jamboozle Big Flats NY Tuesday, July 13 LC Outdoor Amphitheater Columbus OH Opening for Widespread PanicThursday, July 15 Lafayette Square Buffalo NY w/ Tea Leaf GreenFriday, July 16 Frederick Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids MI Saturday, July 17 White River Lawn Indianapolis IN w/ Rusted RootThursday, July 29 South Shore Music Circus Cohasset MA w/ RebelutionFriday, July 30 Cape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis MA w/ RebelutionSaturday, July 31 Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport CT Sunday, August 1 Hampton Beach Casino Room Hampton Beach NH w/ RebelutionWednesday, August 4 Saranac Brewery Utica NY w/ RebelutionThursday, August 5 Theatre at Westbury Westbury NY w/ RebelutionFriday, August 6 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe PA Saturday, August 7 Stone Pony Asbury Park NJ Wednesday, August 11 The Norva Norfolk VA Thursday, August 12 House of Blues Myrtle Beach SC w/ RebelutionFriday, August 13 Raleigh Amphiteater Raleigh NC w/ RebelutionSaturday, August 14 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta GA w/ RebelutionThursday, November 11 - Friday, November 12 Bear Creek Music & Art Fest Live Oak FLThursday January 20 - Sunday, 24 2011 Mayan Holidaze Mayan Riviera, Mexico w/ The Disco Biscuits and STS9
Visit www.umphreys.com for tickets and information.
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